The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did King indicate protesters approaching Washington would arrive?

2. King assessed the summer of 1963 when he noted it was what?

3. When were King and Abernathy released from jail on 19 April 1963?

4. The 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace was received by King, but whom did he feel truly deserved the award?

5. When did a Ku Klux Klan meeting take place relative to the bombs being having been set?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did King describe his experience in Birmingham?

2. How did James Meredith meet Stokely Carmichael?

3. What did King observe about Northern riots?

4. Why did King use the phrase "one of the most important meetings we ever convened" to depict a SCLC staff meeting held in November, 1967?

5. What did King view as democracy's most significant challenge?

6. What did King stipulate about being jailed in Selma, Alabama?

7. What was King's opinion about frustration and aggression?

8. What reason did King give for his opting to work in Chicago in 1966?

9. Why did King and Abernathy leave jail in Birmingham?

10. How did King view Birmingham, Alabama?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Evaluate King's being selected for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Consider how King viewed his being chosen and events associated with his subsequently being awarded. Address the impact his receipt of the prize had upon his journey toward achievement of racial equality.

Essay Topic 2

Identify the four central barriers that King saw as being employed by Southern communities when denying blacks their right to vote. How did he describe these barriers as being utilized?

Essay Topic 3

Evaluate the circumstances that led King to what he described as "the angriest I have ever been in my life" at age 14? How would this episode lead him toward determining what his duty in life would be at a young age? What influence might it have had in his decision to take up Rosa Parks' cause in 1955?

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